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Computer will boot up, but not get past the "Microsoft corporation" loading screen. Start up in safe mode, but Safe mode freez

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September 17, 2013 8:45:23 PM

Today my computer crashed on me and froze, so I went to restart it. It doesn't usually do that, so I was kinda confused. When I restarted it, it got to the Windows loading screen and got stuck there. I went to do the Startup Repair program, but when I did it said the problem couldn't be repaired. I tried doing two system restores then, but it didn't work either. After that I decided to go to safe mode to see if I could actually access it. I can access safe mode, and it launches fine, but when I try to click "start program" or even start a program the computer freezes. I don't know if I can actually fix it myself or if I'll have to take it into a shop, but I really need help fixing it myself so I'll give you guys any necessary info to help me fix it if can!
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September 17, 2013 9:08:46 PM

Have you tried a clean install instead of a repair?, also i'd run memtest just to insure it isn't corrupted memory and maybe even an HDD test if you have a program for it (Hirens boot CD has a bunch of programs used for such situations: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd )



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September 17, 2013 9:20:12 PM

1) Stop over-clocking
2) Try performing a Windows repair.
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September 17, 2013 9:32:22 PM

CDdude55 said:
Have you tried a clean install instead of a repair?, also i'd run memtest just to insure it isn't corrupted memory and maybe even an HDD test if you have a program for it (Hirens boot CD has a bunch of programs used for such situations: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd )





No, I have not tried a clean install. I don't know if i can run memtest or any other reliable program because whenever I try to start anything in my safe mode my comp just freezes. Is the clean install just popping in a windows 7 disk and letting it run or?
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September 17, 2013 9:37:43 PM

Are you posting this from a machine that can download MemTest86+?

You should be able to do a Windows OS repair just by booting from the disc and following the prompts.
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September 18, 2013 9:04:21 AM

theneworozco said:
CDdude55 said:
Have you tried a clean install instead of a repair?, also i'd run memtest just to insure it isn't corrupted memory and maybe even an HDD test if you have a program for it (Hirens boot CD has a bunch of programs used for such situations: http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd )





No, I have not tried a clean install. I don't know if i can run memtest or any other reliable program because whenever I try to start anything in my safe mode my comp just freezes. Is the clean install just popping in a windows 7 disk and letting it run or?


To do a clean install, make sure your BIOS is set to have your DVD drive boot first, once you're booted into the disk you should see an existing partition (this is where your current Windows install is), delete it and reinstall over the unallocated space.

Memtest boots outside of your OS so it won't matter that Windows is freezing. Most troubleshooting utilities boot independently of your OS, so you shouldn't have to worry.

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